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adjective as in close

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The more proximate causes of the pollution deaths include pneumonia, stroke, and heart disease.

Amenities often include picnic tables, fire pits, nearby tent areas, and a proximate water source.

The proximate cause of this year’s drought is a weak summer monsoon coupled with La Niña conditions that steered storms north.

The proximate cause of Texas’s grid failure is now well understood.

The sample groups in both studies were small, and in the overwhelming number of cases of coronavirus death, heart failure is not the proximate cause.

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It brings out the distance and doubt that festered within the proximate intimacy of the Marston family.

This summons all the proximate Beyoncé voters, as we reply in a full-throated roar, “ALLLLLL THE SINGLE LAAAAADIES!”

If anything, the opposite is true: one has to love power desperately to accept a job merely to be proximate to it.

But it will not stop the mentally ill from reaping carnage because the proximate cause of their carnage is disease, not hardware.

The rising cost of health insurance is the proximate cause of middle-class income stagnation.

Ultimate causes, of course, will be overlooked; only proximate causes will be noticed.

This need not be the ultimate mover, but a proximate one having a particular function.

A relation exists only between things of the same proximate species, as between white and black.

And this consideration begets love, which is the proximate cause of devotion.

That proximate circles or larger groups are connected by the intervention of lesser groups, which he denominates osculant.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to proximate, such as: direct, forthcoming, imminent, near, nearby, and next.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.